The Circular Plastics Alliance
A platform to foster the market for recycled plastics in Europe
The European Commission (EC) has decided to make a further step in its effort to reduce plastics littering, increase the share of recycled plastics and stimulate market innovation. Through the Circular Plastics Alliance, the EC wishes to provide a meeting place for all the stakeholders involved in the full plastics value chain. The Alliance will stimulate dialogue and debate as well as a functional match between supply and demand for recycled plastics which is identified as the main obstacle to a well-functioning EU market of recycled plastics.
First Vice-President Timmermans underlined how the Alliance “[…] is the best way to show the world that circular plastic economy is good for the business and good for the environment."
The Commission pushes for the participation of various stakeholders in the Alliance, in particular sectors, especially the ones that account for most demand for plastics in Europe such as the packaging, construction, and automotive industries. Other sectors will participate as well for their contribution in order to address the full plastics value chain.
The first meeting of the Circular Plastics Alliance has been organised as part of the EU Industry Days on 05 February 2019. A series of operational meetings on the key topics identified by the Alliance at their first meeting will take between March and May 2019.